Once Andy Murray had pulled out of the Australian Open – British hopes rested on one person, but then Johanna Konta went out too, and everything seemed lost….but not so as Kyle Edmund has stepped up to become the new toast of the nation.
Edmund, ranked just inside the top-50 in the world before the tournament started in Melbourne, he was rated at 200/1 before action got underway down under.
Now the 23-year-old – who has never made it beyond a fourth round of a Grand Slam event previously – has produced a string of brilliant displays, including victory over third seed Grigor Dimitrov.
“Edmund’s odds have tumbled and tumbled every round, now he is just 9/4 to overcome Marian Cilic and make the final,” revealed OddsMonkey spokesman Peter Watton.
“Nobody saw this coming, although Bookmakers are telling us that they barely saw any money for him at his opening price of 200/1, but as he has progressed they have taken hits at around 50/1.
“He is now 10/1 to win the whole thing, but it is questionable if that price will be available come Thursday when he looks to make the final.”
Selected odds on Kyle Edmund:
To make the Australian Open Final – 9/4
To win Australian Open – 10/1